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Whatnot – 02/22/23

The pupLast week I was MIA because I was trying to familiarize myself with the message that I was scheduled to give at church! I used to have a photographic memory but now, not so much. It took me all week to get it down. This is how I did it, on the couch with the pup on top of me. You can see her wondering when I am going to be done so we can go for a walk. The message went well. So happy that I was able to share. 

This week I am playing catch-up with my reading because that took a backseat too as I worked on my message. Finishing Black Cake, which I wasn’t able to finish for book club last week. I am also reading Nightcrawling for March’s club pick. I’ve got a couple of review copies that I am dipping in and out of too. 

This week, the city I live in is expecting SNOW. Can you believe it? It’s happened before but that was like ten years ago. We’ll see if it happens but the rest of this week is supposed to be full of weather and cold temps. I don’t have much going on this week except for a BP check at the doc’s office on Friday. My BP continues to be elevated. I need to walk more but these knees and all the trauma they’ve sustained are a real challenge. 

Barring weather, this Saturday I’d like to go somewhere. Maybe a museum. The last few weekends we’ve not been able to do much because of our schedules. I’ve also been missing the harbor too but we can’t go there without the pup and she does not like rain or the cold in general so we will probably try to stay indoors somewhere. 

I have a question for you. Are the malls where you are doing well? Our local mall is slowly dying. Stores close every day. But big shopping venues in Los Angeles continue to do well. I like having a local mall but it’s depressing to see its decline. 

That’s it from me. I hope you are all doing well. I would like to slow everything down a bit because even with the weather coming, I am seeing hints of spring. I love spring but I do not love the hellish summers we have, so can we just sit in this season for a bit?

Sunday Matters: It’s All About the Food

Sunday Matters

This year I’ve been more interested in football because The Hub convinced me to be part of a pool. I have no idea what I am doing. Ever. But it does  make the game a little more exciting. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that for me, the Super Bowl is more about the food, and what I plan to read before and after the half time show. We are not having people over so the food will be simple but it’s still fun to cook up a menu.

Right Now:

This year, I have student ministry before the game. Some years it’s been cancelled but not this year. I will be done by 1pm. If I plan ahead for the food, it can be cooking while I am out and I’ll be home well before kick-off.

This Week:

I have all sorts of things going on this week:

  • 1st appt with my new Rheumatologist is Monday
  • 3 meetings
  • Book club on Wednesday
  • A fun event that I plan to drop by for, just for a few minutes on Friday
  • Dinner at an old school Hollywood restaurant at the end of the week with the in-laws.


I scored a review copy of The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Preston and Child. I love Agent Pendergast! This is #21 in the series. I’ve read many, but not all, but this one sounds really good and I think I can read it fairly quickly at 416 pages.


  • Still not watching much. Too distracted.

Grateful for:

  • Friends who read with me.
  • Fun lunches with colleagues. Breaks up my week.
  • FaceTime with the kids and kitties.

What are you looking forward to this week?